The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is sponsoring an event to break the Guiness World Records title for the Largest human image of a seashell on June 21 at Fort Myers Beach.
National Seashell Day, which also happens to be the first day of summer, takes the celebration to the sand at The Outrigger Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach. The VCB is inviting the community to join The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in this record-setting adventure.
The current title for the Largest human image of a seashell is currently held by Shell and Turcas Petrol A.Ş. and was achieved in October 2017 with 855 participants. This was the result of a team-building event with owners of Shell gas stations all over Turkey.
As the seashell capital of the world, the VCB believes this record should be held by The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.
The VCB’s goal is to take the Guiness World Records title by organizing more than 1,000 people to participate on the beach to fill in the form of a seashell. A Guiness World Records adjudicator will be on-site to verify the attempt.
They need your help and the help of your friends too.
Visit https://www.leevcb.com/events/2018-national-seashell-day because registration is required and they are asking for volunteers to include shirt sizes for everyone in your group when you register.
The event will be held – rain or shine – from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, on the beachside of The Outrigger Beach Resort, 6200 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach.
Check-in is bright and early from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.at the Tiki Hut at the Outrigger.
Registered participants will receive Free Commemorative 2018 National Seashell Day T-shirts and hats, as well as complimentary water, fresh fruit, snacks, and entertainment. Tent seating will be available for shade but will be limited, so please bring a beach blanket or towel and sunscreen.
To be more environmentally friendly, please bring your own refillable water bottles as water stations will be available rather than handing out bottled water.
In order to have a well organized event they are asking all attendees to leave your pets at home as there will be no pets allowed.
Parking will not be available on-site at the Outrigger Beach Resort, however the FREE Park & Ride will be running: LeeTran's Beach Trolleys (Route 400) to and from the event with trolleys running every 10-15 minutes from Fort Myers Beach Park & Ride, 11101 Summerlin Square Road (first trolley arrives at 6:10 a.m.), and from Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., east side (first trolley arrives at 6:50 a.m.).
Registered participants will receive a free bus pass in the registration confirmation email.
In the spirit of community, participants are encouraged to bring canned food or a nonperishable item on the day of the event to benefit the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties support of area food banks.
All registrants will be entered to win two round trip tickets on the Key West Express. Winner must be
present at the event to redeem.
They are requesting all participants to wear khaki colored shorts or pants
Use #NationalSeaShell Day to promote the event in social media.
Please note, there will be
no lockers or storage
available on site. Please make sure to keep your belongings on your person at all times.
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